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'Black Ink Crew: Chicago': How much does Ryan Henry charge for tattoos?

A detailed look into how much 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' star and world-famous tattoo artist Ryan Henry charges to transform art into reality
Ryan Henry features on 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' (Instagram)
Ryan Henry features on 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' (Instagram)

You must have heard about VH1's newest reality TV series, the 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago'; America's hub of gossip, drama, and tattoos, of course. Portraying the daily workplace drama at a local tattoo shop, owned, operated, and staffed by African-Americans, at 9MAG, the show is a must-watch for those interested in some weekly fun. Season 7 of the show is scheduled to premiere on October 4, 2021.

Ryan Henry is the owner of the tattoo shop '9Mag', featured on the show. In spite of the harsh realities he had to go through in life to make it in the big leagues, he is definitely the top best tattoo artists in the world, with a net worth of a whopping 1 million USD! It's quite surprising when artists, specifically in this field rise to stardom often, but they do only if they're somewhat of a prodigy. Ryan definitely comes under this category. He has been a professional tattoo artist for a while now, and most of his earnings come from the same. Today, Ryaan lives his best and most extravagant life, solely because of his passion and skilled work. 


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The reality show focuses on the lives of a dedicated group of tattoo artists and friends. It also walks us through the difficulties of living in a city like Chicago and throws light on the group, as they get together, bond, create new identities for themselves, their families, and their business.

How much does Ryan Henry charge for his tattoos?

9Mag Tattoo Shop is featured in 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago', and is considered a prime hot for hip-hop elites, athletes, and celebrities alike. The shop was started by Ryan in 2013 and now that he has full control of the shop’s lease, the real work is definitely time-consuming. 


While the exact amount of how much Ryan's charges are not mentioned, there definitely is a 100 dollar per hour non-refundable deposit in order to block his schedule. It is also mentioned that if a client is planning to have multiple sessions for one tattoo, they will only need to pay one deposit of 100 dollars, as long as the sessions are scheduled within a timely manner (6 months maximum). Since he's the best in the business, the deposit is separate from Ryan’s hourly rates and does not go towards the price of the tattoo, and is only a booking fee. That being said, the estimated price and hours given for a tattoo are not definite. These numbers can either rise or decline, depending on the intricateness of the design, per square inch, etc.